Sophia, an emotionally expressive humanoid robot and new citizen of Saudi Arabia.
Sophia is a Humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong based company Hanson Robotics.
She is modelled after actress Audrey Hepburn and is known for her human-like appearance and behaviour compared to previous robotic variants.
She has Artificial Intelligence, Visual data processing and Facial recognition.
She also uses voice recognition technology from Alphabet Inc. and is designed to get smarter over time
She also imitates human gestures and facial expressions and is able to answer certain questions and to make simple conversations on predefined topics and answer for every question. She doesn’t have legs and arms, which will be done quickly.
She was interviewed by business writer Andrew Ross Sorkin for 60 minutes.
Her goal is to interact with human and help human to live a better life.
She was mainly designed to be help elderly people at nursing homes or to help crowds at large event.
She was finally given Saudi Arabian Citizenship for that also raised quite a few eyebrows.
Here is a small video clip which made everyone to be stunned!!